I recently learned of a cousin’s death, and I decided to look for her obituary online. Legacy.com is an online media group that works with 1500+ newspapers and hosts 20 million+ obituaries (according to the information I found).[Read more…]
Ribbons (Motif’s She Wore a Yellow Ribbon) was three years old when we brought her home, and her sensitive personality was completely opposite of Lil’s demanding playfulness. Both dogs played a large part in my emotional support after the loss of a son. You can read more in my memoir, Beyond the Visible Edge.[Read more…]
Some time ago, I signed up to receive emails from Lisa Irish, author of Grieving – The Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss. I have enjoyed her words so much that I want to share a few, with her permission.
Her August email quickly attracted my attention with a picture of two swans with their tiny cygnets, because I’ve been watching a family of mute swans in a nearby wetlands area.[Read more…]
My husband suggested pizza for lunch, and I was glad for a quick easy meal. It wasn’t until I had eaten my first piece, leaving the crust, that I realized—I was saving that crust for a dog that was no longer with us.[Read more…]
My youngest son recently called to tell me of a death in the family—someone I had known quite well but hadn’t seen for many years. He was 75 years old, rode his bike every day, lifted weights, and ran up the stairs to keep fit. He had a little farm with a pony and all sorts of animals. He was active in church, and he was a precious grandpa, father and husband. His wife especially needed his daily care.[Read more…]